Trump Basks In Nobel Peace Prize Chatter

The Hill reports:

President Trump is basking in the glow of chatter that he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on the Korea peninsula. Trump’s supporters — and even the South Korean president — say that getting North Korea to denuclearize and end the Korean War would be a monumental achievement worthy of the prize.

“I just think that President Moon [Jae-in] was very nice when he suggested it,” Trump said Tuesday when asked about his Nobel prospects. “I want to get peace. The main thing, we want to get peace. It was a big problem, and I think it’s going to work out well.

The talk of Trump getting the prestigious award for statesmanship is a long way from when the world was on edge as Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “little rocket man” and threatened “fire and fury” if North Korea continued its nuclear threats.

The cutoff date for this year’s nominations was February 1st. Next year’s Nobel Prize laureates will be announced in October 2019.